The New Workforce: Mental Health on the Job

Lauren Baker Mental Health in Everyday Life

Teach the next generation of business leaders the importance of mental health in the workforce.  Prepare faculty to engage personally with distressed students.  Partner with leading businesses to promote and embrace mental health strategies.  These are the elements of the National Mental Health Innovation Center’s (NMHIC) work with the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.  The statistics show why …

Mental Health on America’s Campuses

Lauren Baker Mental Health in Everyday Life

The American Psychological Association calls the state of mental health on college campuses a growing crisis. A nationwide survey in 2010 said that 44 percent students seeking help on campus had severe psychological problems, a sharp increase from 16 percent in 2000¹ . Students with mental illness – depression, anxiety, trauma or other conditions – may struggle to succeed in …

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Alma: Moms Supporting Moms

Lauren Baker Mental Health in Everyday Life

Imagine a rural area where health care resources, particularly for mental health, are limited. Now, imagine a woman, a mother, who is struggling. Imagine that her first language is not English. The challenge many of us face in getting mental health care is even greater for her. While we may imagine this scenario, many women are living it. That’s the …

Workplace Leadership in Behavioral Health

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To say there is stigma in the workplace around mental health disorders may be putting it mildly. Surveys of U.S. employers show half are reluctant to hire someone with a current or past history of psychiatric history, including treatment for depression. Having a mental health diagnosis become known in the workplace often severely limits career advancement. As a result, employees …

ResponderStrong

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Those who protect us – firefighters, law enforcement, dispatchers, EMS – have a suicide rate almost double the national adult average. Substance abuse, divorce and PTSD are also common results of mental distress. Traditionally, the practice of silence around mental health has left emergency responders extremely vulnerable. In Colorado, three times more police officers died by suicide than other line of …